“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes, sacred texts can seem like something imposed from above, especially when there are rigid rules about what is "divinely inspired." But if the point of a sacred text is to provide us with spiritual insight and inspire us to be better, then there is no fixed canon that works for everyone. In this practice, we'll reflect on what works are sacred to us, and practice compiling them into a personal canon.
Cat Green is a Program Fellow at Beacon Hill Friends House. When they aren't planning programs for the House, they work as a barista in downtown Boston. Cat is a writer, and tends to write about three things: Catholicism, Brideshead Revisited, and Williamsburg, VA. They maintain a personal blog at findinggreenspace.wordpress.com.